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Lions Club Student Speaker Contest To Be Feb. 24

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Posted: Monday, February 10, 2020 11:50 am | Updated: 5:27 pm, Thu Feb 13, 2020.

‘“Homelessness in California: What is the Solution?”

The topic of this year’s Coronado Lion’s Club and California Lions Multiple District 4 (MD4) Student Speaker Contest is “Homelessness in California: What is the solution?” The Coronado Club level contest will be held on Monday, Feb. 24, at 7 p.m. at the City of Coronado Club Room and Boat House, 1985 Strand Way and is open to the Public. Students residing in Coronado or Imperial Beach or attending any Coronado or Imperial Beach School in grades 9-12 may compete. The speech should be between 5 and 10 minutes long. The speech does not have to be memorized at this first club level.

The Club level winner and each finalist will receive a cash prize. The winners of the club level contests go on to compete until the final rounds at the state level where winners earn college scholarships. This year the Student Speakers Foundation will provide scholarships totaling more than $103,500.00. Registration deadline is Feb. 20. Students wishing to register should email their name, phone and grade level to Questions about the contest should contact the Coronado Lion Club Speaker Contest Chairman, Susan Valko at 619-987-4998 or Lion Carrie Downey at 619-507-3603.

The MD4 Speakers Contest began as an attempt to bring the widely dispersed Lion’s Clubs in the central region of California together to jointly promote the skills of public speaking in high school students. The contest provides an opportunity for students to develop independent thinking about a pressing problem in today’s world. Besides encouraging self-expression, the research conducted by the student speakers helps promote a variety of solutions to shared problems.

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